The Resource Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills

Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills

Label
Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world
Title
Decolonizing global mental health
Title remainder
the psychiatrization of the majority world
Statement of responsibility
China Mills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Decolonizing Global Mental Health offers a critical postcolonial reading of this newly emerging arena, with a particular focus on psychology's and psychiatry's encounters with, and responses to, distress or 'mental illness' in low-income countries. The World Health Organisation and the Movement for Global Mental Health currently push for the 'scale-up' of psychiatric and psychological interventions on to low-income countries, modelled on those from high-income countries. However critiques of psychiatric and psychological services from service users, the survivor movement and professionals, often remain invisible within 'Global Mental Health' literature. This book argues that it is imperative to explore how this alternative 'evidence base' might be mobilized to fruitfully interrogate calls to 'scale up' psychiatric and psychological services in the majority world. The book seeks to de-familiarize current 'Western' conceptions of psychology and psychiatry using postcolonial theory, and seeks to bring into focus a series of questions and problematizations. As such it is ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of critical psychology and psychiatry, social and health psychology, cultural studies, public health and social work"--
  • "This book offers a critical post-colonial reading of the newly emerging arena of global mental health; with particular focus on psychology's and psychiatry's encounters with, and responses to, distress or 'mental illness' in low-income countries. The World Health Organisation and the Movement for Global Mental Health currently push for the 'scale-up' of psychiatric and psychological interventions onto low-income countries, modelled on those from high-income countries (such as the UK). However critiques of psychiatric and psychological services from service users, the survivor movement and professionals from many high-income countries, often remain invisible within 'Global Mental Health' literature. This book argues that it is imperative to explore how this alternative 'evidence base' might be mobilised to fruitfully interrogate calls to 'scale-up' psychiatric and psychological services in low-income countries. The book seeks to de-familiarise current 'Western' conceptions of psychology and psychiatry using post-colonial theory, and seeks to bring into focus a series of questions and problematisations. As such it is ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of critical psychology and psychiatry, social and health psychology, cultural studies, public health and social work"--
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N$T
Dewey number
362.19689
Dissertation note
Revision of Thesis (Ph.D.)--Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012 entitled Globalising disorders : encounters with psychiatry in India
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA790.5
LC item number
.M56 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Concepts for critical psychology
Label
Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: De-familiarizing Global Mental Health: A methodology of encounters -- 1.Making mental health a reality for all -- 2.H̀arvesting despair' - Suicide notes to the state and psychotropics in the post -- 3.Educating, marketing, mongering -- 4.The turn, the look: Interpellating the mad colonial subject -- 5.Ǹecessary evils': When torture is treatment and violence is normal -- 6.Sly normality: Between quiescence and revolt -- 7.Decolonizing Global Mental Health
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ocn876607106
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Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135080433
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b34295690
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876607106
  • ebl0203796756

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